Playing pretend with kids is a great opportunity to bond with children, but imaginative play offers many other benefits. Kid playtime offers opportunities for children to develop social skills, develop empathy, and practice their problem-solving abilities. Types of Pretend Play First off, let’s put an old myth to rest. Playing
The power of music has universal appeal. All cultures have some form of music, from the most advanced to those still using stone-age technology. Humanity only developed reading and writing about three thousand years ago, but we were singing and making music millennia beforehand—some of the earliest man-made items ever
Reading should challenge a child to learn without becoming too frustrating. The child should encounter new vocabulary and grammatical constructions without being overwhelmed by them. Knowing how to interpret child reading level scores helps you choose reading material that’s appropriate for your child’s abilities. Child Reading Level Scores Most child
If you’ve been wondering how to make slime for kids, you’ve probably come across recipes for home-made slime using borax as a key ingredient. Borax isn’t the safest ingredient—it can be toxic if not properly diluted. In March of 2017 an eleven-year-old girl suffered second and third-degree burns on her
The new year is a time for setting goals and making resolutions, so it’s the perfect time to set reading goals for students both in class and at home. Working towards reading goals not only improves your child’s literacy—completing goals provides children with a sense of accomplishment and builds their
Children need good quality sleep for health, growth, and mood—as anyone who’s ever dealt with a sleepy toddler can attest. A regular, consistent childhood bedtime routine helps children relax in the time before bed, and be less likely to resist bedtime—two factors that influence how well they sleep at night.